The Way of the Superior Man
This is an interesting book, in that it serves as sort of a bundle to many arguments against toxic masculinity. Or, more accurately, it provides a model that celebrates the author’s brand of masculinity, and has strong critiques of how many men live currently. It embraces a deeply spiritual, mission-driven, strong idea of man-hood.
You’ll probably strongly disagree with portions of this book. I’d rather not write a specific critique of it, however, because it’d be too long, but in summary, there’s a lot that feels outdated / offensive, and a lot that provided a fresh perspective of masculinity for me. However, I did like how he supports a polarity spectrum of gender that provides balance for people. Overall, I'm glad I read it, but probably wouldn’t reference again.
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